Mysql disallowed connection

software development


I’m working with setting up some database driven content on a website I’m working on.

I set up the mysql host and all, and when I try to connect to the db from the application I get the message:

Host ‘’ is not allowed to connect to this MySQL server

Any ideas why the db connection/host won’t let my app connect?


It sounds as though you are trying to connect from “outside” Dreamhost with your application.

That is not a problem, but you do need to authorize such a connection for the user making the connection. You can provide such authorization by editing the DB user in the control panel (Cntrol Panel ->Goodies -> Manage Mysql) - just click on the name of the desired user. On the screen that is provided, just add the IP address / hostname of the machine you want to allow to make the connection (in the “allowable hosts section”) and you should be good to go.



Note - you have to give your OUTSIDE network address, not your local address if you’re behind a NAT firewall. This is the address that the internet sees for your application.

Let us know if you need more info.

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